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Flying to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From the US, there are non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro from Houston, Miami, Atlanta and New York. From the rest of the USA, you have to make a stop in the aforementioned U.S. cities or in São Paulo to get to Rio.

From Europe, Air France flies directly to Rio twice a day from Paris, British Airways flies three times a week from London, TAP flies twice a day from Lisbon, and Iberia flies six times a week from Madrid.

From Central and South America, Lima, Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Cordoba have direct flights to Rio. For other cities you need a connection flight in São Paulo or another South American city.

From Brazil, Domestic airline tickets on TAM airline purchased through FK Travel Agency will have a discount up to 25% during the Congress.

Airports The Galeão –Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport is more commonly known as Galeão Airport or GIG and is located 20km (12 miles) from downtown.
Airport Information
Telephone: + 55 21 3398–5050
Flights: + 55 21 3398–4527 / + 55 21 3398–4526

Downtown, the Santos Dumont Airport services regional flights and the Rio–São Paulo air shuttle, as well as executive jets and smaller aircraft.
Airport and Flight Information.
Telephone: + 55 21 3814–7070.

Official Travel Company for ISAKOS

Please contact FK Viagens & Eventos to make reservations for travel, transportation, tours and accommodations.
FK Viagens & Eventos
Av. Graça Aranha, 19–Grupo 501
Rio de Janeiro–Cep 20.030–002–Brazil
Telephone: + 55 (21) 3212–1300
Fax: + 55 (21) 3212–1301
Payment and Refund Policy
The payment and refund policy for accommodations, transportation and tours is located at

Ground Transportation

Transfers to and from the Airport
Regular and private transfers between airports and official ISAKOS hotels may be reserved through the official travel company of the ISAKOS Congress, FK Viagens & Eventos.

REGULAR TRANSFERS IN (from airport to hotel)
Only offered May 14–15, 2011 at the following times:
05:00 06:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 21:00

REGULAR TRANSFERS OUT (from hotel to airport)
Only offered May 19–20, 2011 at the following times:
08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00
Regular Transfer Rates
In –BRL $80 per person.
Out –BRL $90 per person.
In and Out –BRL $150 per person.

Private Transfers are available upon request through the official travel company of the ISAKOS Congress, FK Viagens & Eventos.

Please note; it is mandatory to reserve your transfer and provide flight information to FK Viagens & Eventos before April 25, 2011.

Taxis and Buses to and from the Airports
Please visit the Congress website for details.

Transportation Around Rio
Please visit the Congress website for details.

Transportation to and from the Riocentro

Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service
Congress participants are welcome to use the complimentary shuttle bus service running between the official hotels and the Riocentro Convention Centre as well as to official social events. Transportation will be free of charge for passengers wearing the Congress badge (Attendees, Companions and Exhibitors).

The shuttle bus schedule will be available on the ISAKOS Congress website in March 2011:

Staying In Rio

Hotel Accommodations
ISAKOS is offering special Congress rates at a number of hotels in Rio, May 14 – 19, 2011. Hotel rates are in Brazil Reals and based on a 4-night stay including breakfast and taxes. Hotel reservations can be made by visiting